War Machine Adds Will Poulter to Co-Star with Brad Pitt

Posted by at 10:28 am on August 21, 2015


According to Variety English actor Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner) has been cast opposite Brad Pitt in War Machine, a provocative, satirical comedy from writer-director David Michôd (The Rover, Animal Kingdom) for Plan B Entertainment and Netflix.

War Machine concerns a four star, “rock star” general (Pitt) whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan. Principal photography is scheduled to start later this month, with Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen, John Magaro and Anthony Michael Hall also lined up to co-star.

Inspired by the best-selling book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by the late Michael Hastings, War Machine is produced by Netflix and Pitt alongside his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and producer Ian Bryce (World War Z, Saving Private Ryan). Netflix plans to open the film in theaters next year in addition to making it available for their streaming subscribers.

Poulter’s casting in this may mean it is now even less likely he will play Pennywise in New Line’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, for which he was cast before director Cary Fukunaga was replaced by Andy Muschietti. Regardless, he will next be seen opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in this winter’s big Oscar contender The Revenant.

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